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Man and Woman at a Spinet
Man and Woman at a Spinet
65 x 53 cm, painted around 1935-36

It would seem that this picture was not included in those fakes confessed to by Van Meegeren after his arrest and it was not included in the works scientifically tested by the Coremans Commission. It apparently pre-dates the Emmaus and its subject matter is typical of (in fact, stolen piece-by-piece from) traditional genuine Vermeers, rather than the later fake "Vermeers" with religious subjects. According to which account you believe, Man and Woman at a Spinet was sold either to a Dr. Fritz Mannheimer, an Amsterdam banker, or to a Mr. Teersteg for 40,000 guilders.


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